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Rider Education Division. Team Riding Seminar. Welcome !. The purpose of this seminar is to educate and inform members about the benefits of team riding and the suggested planning and conduct of a team ride. This should result in: A reduction in riding risk An increase in riding enjoyment

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Rider Education Division

Team Riding Seminar

Welcome !

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The purpose of this seminar is to educate and inform members about the benefits of team riding and the suggested planning and conduct of a team ride. This should result in:

A reduction in riding risk

An increase in riding enjoyment

A greater sense of togetherness and pride

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We will cover the following topics associated with members riding together and working as a team:

Why a Team?

Ride Planning and Preparation

Responsibilities –Lead, Drag, Team Members

Ride Conduct

Questions & Answers

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Why a team?

There are several styles of group riding

Mass Riding – Doing their own thing

Leisure Riding – Loose rules and conduct

Team Riding – Structured planning and ride conduct, having set “Rules of the Road” and actively working together to make the ride safer and more enjoyable

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Ride Planning & Preparation

  • Plan the Route

  • Plan the Breaks

  • Plan the Speed

  • Plan the Teams

  • Plan the Stops

  • Plan the Start

  • Start Prepared

  • Plan to Inform

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Responsibilities –Lead

Should be experienced

Be able to make safe decisions

Sets the tone for the ride

Sets the speed of the ride

Maintains communications

Communicates any changes (Speed, etc.)

Adheres to the schedule

Listens to the Team Members

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Responsibilities – Drag

General conduct of the ride

Ensures that the team is abiding by the “rules”

Notices any unusual riding action

Secures lanes for the team

Drops off to offer assistance to Team Members

Keeps the Lead informed

Controls the pace of the ride

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Responsibilities – Team Members

Rides their own ride

Arrives prepared and ready

Makes certain that they have the ride information

Communicates any change in position

Maintains adequate spacing and position

Follows the Lead direction

Adheres to the Stop schedule

Minimizes CB traffic

Communicates any issues or concerns to the Lead

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Responsibilities – All

At a minimum the Lead and Drag should have operating CB’s

All Team Members should be able to use hand signals effectively

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Ride Conduct

Teams comprised of no more than 5 bikes

Teams spaced at a minimum of 200 yards (7 sec) on the highway

Maintain the 2 second following rule (1 sec to the offset bike)

Maintain lane position

Leads call for Single File formation as appropriate

Points out all road hazards (road kill, pot holes, etc.)

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Ride Conduct (cont.)

Enters the traffic flow safely and efficiently

Passes traffic safely as a team on the highway

Passes traffic individually on two lane roads

Compress the formation at stop signs or traffic signals

Exits the roadway for inclement weather

Parks as a team when possible

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Ride Conduct (cont.)

Two Lane Pass

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Last Out

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Ride Conduct (cont.)

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Ride Conduct (cont.)

  • Emergencies

    • Mechanical Issues

      • The bike verbally notifies or use hand signal to indicate problem.

      • The Drag bike pulls over with the bike.

      • The Lead bike should find a safe place to pull the rest of the group off. (Exit ramp, Parking lot, side road, etc.)

    • Accidents

      • Follow the “Motorcycle Crash Scene Response ” guidelines.

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Ride Conduct (cont.)

Hand Signals- “Single File”

Arm and index finger extended straight up.

Group needs to know this one

Bare hand is for demonstration and contrast. Always wear gloves while riding

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Ride Conduct (cont.)

Hand Signals- “Stagger Formation”

Arm extended straight up.

First and fourth finger forms “ram’s horn” sign.

Group needs to know this one

Bare hand is for demonstration and contrast. Always wear gloves while riding

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Ride Conduct (cont.)

Hand Signals- “Hazard in Road”

Point immediately with emphasis. Sometimes done with right arm or left foot.

Group needs to know this one

Bare hand is for demonstration and contrast. Always wear gloves while riding

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Ride Conduct (cont.)

Hand Signals- “Stop or Slow”

Arm extended straight down. Palm back.

Group needs to know this one

Bare hand is for demonstration and contrast. Always wear gloves while riding

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Team Riding Takes Practice

It will give you a sense of pride when done well

It will make riding more enjoyable

It will help to reduce risk

Practice, practice, practice

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We have covered several aspects of team riding including:

Why a Team?

Ride Planning and Preparation

Responsibilities

Ride Conduct

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